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Motorola Announces the Cliq Android Phone

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Sep 10, 2009, 12:45 PM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Sep 10, 2009, 2:36 PM

Today at the Mobilize Conference, Motorola and T-Mobile announced the Motorola Cliq, a new Android handset. They call it "the first phone with social skills." It is a touch-based handset that has Motorola's new MOTOBLUR service on board. The Cliq is a sideways slider that has a full QWERTY keyboard and 3.1-inch HVGA touch-screen display. It has a 3G, Wi-Fi, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, video capture at 24 frames per second, 3.5mm headset jack, full HTML Google browser, and Google services. It will support microSD cards up to 32GB. It will be available in titanium and white, pricing wasn't disclosed. It will be sold worldwide as the DEXT starting in 2010.



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Sep 14, 2009, 1:35 PM

WOW...Motorola has a smart phone!

Ok, this Motorola phone will probably be a phone that i will buy! Motorola hasnt come out with a decent phone in a long time ever since they tried to make a revolution on the RAZOR. Hah, but this phone should be great! Im excited for the Android operating system and everything else that this phone is "supposed to be".

Sep 10, 2009, 1:17 PM


...although I'm not partial to sliders. Still, though...I hope Android helps Motorola to shape up. They're bleeding money. And I'd hate to see their mobile division go belly up.
It's nice to see Motorola coming out with an innovative device, I wonder if this device uses the same ARM 528mhz processor as the G1 and Mytouch, and what type of internal memory this thing has. But the form factor is very nice
Spec wise I think this is the best Android handset as of yet. Good camera (hmm no mention of a flash), real headphone jack, nice dispay. I wonder how the battery is.
It's good to see Motorola making baby steps in the right directions.

Sep 10, 2009, 4:08 PM

What about on-board memory and HSUPA?

It says it supports 7.2 HSDPA, but what about HSUPA?

And any details about the on-board memory (nonmicrosd) ?
ATT's 3G network is HSUPA capable but very far from impressive speeds on the uplink side, so I wouldn't expect much from Tmo when it comes to HSUPA.

Sep 11, 2009, 12:25 PM

rumored to be free

Androidguys has an article up t-mobile leaked showing the phone for free. Who knows if this was just to stir up talk about the phone or if it is actually true.
DE 2 Philly

Sep 10, 2009, 4:48 PM

To bad its T-mobile

Considering their 3G footprint is about the same size as Sprints 4G. No worries though, they'll still have crappy coverage and will eventually roll out 3G in most major markets - however leaving those major markets will be 2G again... they're only 3 years behind in Data...
your idiot and don't know what your talking about.

Sep 10, 2009, 1:30 PM

Web Page

Great, it's own web page, ahead of time, while the Touch Pro 2 gets no such treatment ☹️

Sep 10, 2009, 3:37 PM

3G & Wi-Fi

Will it have UMA?

Sep 10, 2009, 1:15 PM

Can't wait to get this phone!

This looks awesome!

Motorola did it!
Eric M. Zeman

Sep 10, 2009, 1:08 PM

Full Press Release from T-Mobile

T-Mobile USA Unveils the Motorola CLIQ With MOTOBLUR First Android┞¢-Powered Device from Motorola Puts Social Networking Center Stage

T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the upcoming availability of the Motorola CLIQ┞¢ with MOTOBLUR┞¢, the first Android-powered device from Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and the first device to feature the innovative MOTOBLUR solution. The CLIQ will be available exclusively in the U.S. from T-Mobile later this fall.

Developed by Motorola, MOTOBLUR is an innovative solution that manages and integrates communications – from work e-mail to social networking activity – on your CLIQ. Updates to contacts, posts, messages, photos and more are streamed together and synced from sources includin...
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